Get the best of both worlds! Earn a bachelor's degree from Marian University that's built on a curriculum grounded by a strong liberal arts tradition. AND earn a degree from Purdue University that's built on a tradition of engineering excellence and innovation.
Upon completion, you'll graduate with TWO prestigious undergraduate degrees that distinguish you from other college graduates in the employment market:
Employers want college graduates who are good written and verbal communicators. They want students who are critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and excellent collaborators—the types of skill sets that come from a Marian University liberal arts education that helps you understand the big picture as well as small details.
You can expect a Marian University student experience that includes:
When it comes to highly technical engineering disciplines, employers want candidates who have graduated from a nationally recognized, research-oriented university like Purdue.
You'll live on Marian's conveniently located, wooded, and historic campus just ten minutes from the heart of downtown Indianapolis and the Purdue University School of Engineering and Technology on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus.
We make it a smooth, easy process that gives you the best of BOTH worlds: Outstanding academic focus and a great student experience.
As a student in Marian University's Dual Degree Engineering Program (DDEP), you can choose from a range of majors offered through our College of Arts and Sciences, like:
You are not limited to Bachelor of Science degrees—you can also choose from Bachelor of Arts programs. In fact, we currently have dual-degree engineering students who are majoring in Spanish, graphic design, and theology.
You'll take your first two years of classes* on Marian's campus, completing foundational courses that all engineers must study, like calculus, chemistry, and physics as well as freshman-level general education and elective courses focused on the liberal arts. For the remainder of your degree, you'll take classes at both Marian and IUPUI.
Once you're admitted to the DDEP we've established with IUPUI, you can choose to earn a Purdue University degree in one of these six engineering disciplines:
*NOTE: If you major in motorsports engineering, you will have one class at IUPUI during your first semester. Subsequent classes will begin your third year.
To be eligible for Marian University's DDEP, you should meet these admission requirements.
1. Core 40 or Academic Honors Diploma OR
2. Minimum SAT scores of 570 math and 530 verbal/critical reading OR
3. Timely submission of the Marian University application and the IUPUI DDEP application (click the link to download a printable copy).
*NOTE these are minimum acceptable admission requirements. We strongly encourage you to pursue additional preparation in math and science. In particular, we recommend you make every effort to take physics in high school. Mathematically, both the Marian and IUPUI programs begin with Calculus I. If you are not prepared to study calculus in your first semester of college, the DDEP program is not a good fit for you. Being accepted to Marian University does not guarantee acceptance into the DDEP. A student whose scores fall below these minimum requirements still be accepted by Marian, but may not into the DDEP program.
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Marian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, age or disabilities in the selection of administrative personnel, faculty and staff, and students.
*Placement rates are gathered from data collected from graduates within six months of graduation.
Students may make a complaint to the Indiana Commission of Higher Education.
Marian University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana.
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